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MANHATTAN — Jurors found an Upper West Side nanny guilty on all counts Wednesday for killing two children who were under her care.
Yoselyn Ortega, 55, attacked 6-year-old Lucia Krim and her 2-year-old brother Leo, on Oct. 25, 2012, placing their bloodied bodies in a bathtub before their mother, Marina Krim, came home to discover the horrifying scene. Ortega also plunged a knife into her own neck in a failed suicide attempt.
The article goes on to state the following:
Jurors were tasked with deciding whether Ortega was too mentally ill to be held responsible for the killings.
New York has a high bar for the insanity defense and it is rarely successful. Ortega’s lawyers tried to prove that she was hearing voices from the devil — and didn’t know right from wrong at the time of the killings. That would’ve sent Ortega to a psychiatric facility instead of prison and could be discharged if doctors feel she is ready.
But jurors disagreed.
WATCH as the verdict is read.
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